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Yvonne Aarden
Elisa Brente-Fair
Barbara Coleman
Jill Hauser
Ann Hopkins
Linda Hoyt
Jan McCall
Dona McIlvain
Lori Oczkus
Barbara Sanders
Joy Scurlock
Tony Stead
Teresa Therriault
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Regional Seminars

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Lake Oswego, OR 97035


Linda Hoyt

Brief Biography
Linda Hoyt has had a rich array of experiences in education ranging from classroom teaching (K-6) to working as a reading specialist (K-8), curriculum developer, Title I teacher, staff developer and Title I District Coordinator. She is the author of five powerful professional books (Heinemann), four video programs (Heinemann and BER). Her energetic presentation style and practical strategies have made her one of the most requested literacy speakers in the United States. Linda and her husband, Steve, live in Oregon where they enjoy outdoor activities and time at the coast with their dog, Oakley. They have three children, all in their twenties.

Workshop Topics Available
Linda Hoyt is available for full day and half day, or break-out sessions. [read more...]

Read about the books, videos, articles, projects and experiences for this highly effective workshop consultant. [read more...]

Color Photograph Available
Click the following link to download the photograph. When the photo comes up in your browser, right-click the image, then choose the option to save it to your hard drive. [download/view file...]

Linda's Tools & Tips

The Comprehension Equation
The Comprehension Equation equals ABC plus Meaning. Use this one-page tool in classroom exercises. [download/view file...]

Key Word Strategy
This four-step strategy for learning and sharing new words helps students stay excited about their reading. [download/view file...]

Partner Think Alouds
Learn more about integrating think alouds into read alouds, science lessons and guided reading sessions. [download/view file...]

Retell Reflections
This friendly checklist helps students focus on what they did well--and what they need to remember--when they do a retell. [download/view file...]

Student Strategy Record
Use this simple chart to track students' strategy progress, and to plan supplemental exercises, either individually or for groups. [download/view file...]

Thinking About Words
Here's a way to prompt students to work on their vocabulary while reading. Their quick responses will help them remember the words better the next time they see them. [download/view file...]